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VERDI: Don Carlo (Christoff, Filippeschi, Gobbi) (1954)


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VERDI: Don Carlo (Christoff, Filippeschi, Gobbi) (1954)

This 1954 recording was the first studio realisation of the four-act 1884 version of Don Carlo and did much to introduce a wider public to the majesty of Verdi’s score. When the recording was reviewed in The Gramophone in November 1955 it commented:“Gobbi goes from strength to strength … Rodrigo’s noble death scene elicits from this artist some of the loveliest baritone singing I have ever heard on record.With the cardinal rôles of the King and Posa finely done, with beautifully moulded tone-colour and phrasing …, for the contributions of Gobbi and Christoff, the bloom of Stella’s voice and for the sublime ultra-Verdian splendours of this score, lovingly handled by Santini, the set will repay attention”.

Disc 1

Verdi, Giuseppe
Du Locle, Camille / Mery, Joseph, lyricist(s)

  Don Carlo
1.   Act I Scene 1: Prelude 00:02:11
2.   Act I Scene 1: Carlo, il sommo imperatore (Chorus, Monk) 00:04:31
3.   Act I Scene 1: Io l'ho perduta! (Carlo, Monk) 00:04:19
4.   Act I Scene 1: E lui! Desso … l'Infante! (Rodrigo, Carlo) 00:04:41
5.   Act I Scene 1: Dio, che nell'alma infondere (Carlo, Rodrigo) 00:04:43
6.   Act I Scene 2: Sotto ai folti, immensi abeti (Chorus, Tebaldo, Eboli) 00:03:48
7.   Act I Scene 2: Nei giardin del bello (Eboli, Tebaldo, Chorus) 00:05:22
8.   Act I Scene 2: La Regina! … Un'arcana mestizia (Chorus, Eboli, Elizabeth, Tebaldo, Rodrigo) 00:04:21
9.   Act I Scene 2: Carlo, ch'e solo il nostro amore (Rodrigo, Eboli, Elizabeth) 00:03:09
10.   Act I Scene 2: Io vengo a domandar (Carlo, Elizabeth) 00:08:24
11.   Act I Scene 2: Il Re! … Perche sola e la Regina (Tebaldo, Philip, Chorus) 00:01:19
12.   Act I Scene 2: Non pianger, mia compagna (Elizabeth, Chorus, Rodrigo, Philip) 00:02:45
13.   Act I Scene 2: Restate! Presso al mia persona (Philip, Rodrigo) 00:02:37
14.   Act I Scene 2: O signor, di Fiandra arrivo (Rodrigo, Philip) 00:03:20
15.   Act I Scene 2: Questa e la pace che voi date al mondo (Rodrigo, Philip) 00:03:17
16.   Act I Scene 2: Oso lo sguardo tuo penetrar il mio soglio (Philip, Rodrigo) 00:03:42
17.   Act II Scene 1: Prelude 00:03:11
18.   Act II Scene 1: A mezzanotte ai giardin della Regina … (Carlo, Eboli, Rodrigo) 00:05:01
19.   Act II Scene 1: Al mio furor sfuggite invano (Eboli, Rodrigo, Carlo) 00:01:48
20.   Act II Scene 1: Ed io, che tremava al suo aspetto! (Eboli, Rodrigo, Carlo) 00:01:18
21.   Act II Scene 1: Trema per te, falso figliuolo (Eboli, Carlo, Rodrigo) 00:01:24
22.   Act II Scene 1: Carlo, se mai su te fogli importanti serbi (Rodrigo, Carlo) 00:02:18

Disc 2

Verdi, Giuseppe
Du Locle, Camille / Mery, Joseph, lyricist(s)

  Don Carlo
1.   Act II Scene 2: Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza (Chorus of People, Chorus of Monks) 00:07:11
2.   Act II Scene 2: Schiusa or sia la porta del tempio! (Royal Herald, All) 00:01:09
3.   Act II Scene 2: Nel posar sul mio capo la corona (Philip, All, Elizabeth, Rodrigo, Carlo, Deputies) 00:03:54
4.   Act II Scene 2: A Dio voi foste infidi (Philip, Elizabeth, Carlo, Rodrigo, Tebaldo, Deputies, Chorus of People, Chorus of Monks) 00:02:39
5.   Act II Scene 2: Sire! Egli e tempo ch'io viva (Carlo, Philip, Elizabeth, Rodrigo, All) 00:02:19
6.   Act II Scene 2: O ciel! Tu, Rodrigo! (Carlo, All, Philip, Chorus of People, Chorus of Monks, A Voice from Heaven, Deputies) 00:03:11
7.   Act III Scene 1: Prelude 00:03:03
8.   Act III Scene 1: Ella giammai m'amo! (Philip) 00:02:47
9.   Act III Scene 1: Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal (Philip) 00:04:39
10.   Act III Scene 1: Il Grand' Inquisitor! (Count of Lerma, Inquisitor, Philip) 00:03:30
11.   Act III Scene 1: Nell'ispano suol mai l'eresia domino (Inquisitor, Philip) 00:05:45
12.   Act III Scene 1: Giustizia, giustizia, Sire! (Elizabeth, Philip, Eboli, Rodrigo) 00:02:50
13.   Act III Scene 1: Ah, sii maledetto, sospetto fatale (Philip, Rodrigo, Eboli, Elizabeth) 00:04:03
14.   Act III Scene 1: Pieta, pieta, perdon (Eboli, Elizabeth) 00:03:33
15.   Act III Scene 1: O don fatale (Eboli) 00:05:02
16.   Act III Scene 2: Son io, mio Carlo (Rodrigo, Carlo) 00:03:35
17.   Act III Scene 2: Per me giunto e il di supremo (Rodrigo) 00:03:00
18.   Act III Scene 2: Che parli tu di morte (Carlo, Rodrigo) 00:01:57
19.   Act III Scene 2: O Carlo, ascolta (Rodrigo) 00:03:55
20.   Act III Scene 2: Mio Carlo, a te la spada io rendo (Philip, Carlo, Grandees, Chorus of People, Count of Lerma, Eboli, Inquisitor) 00:03:25

Disc 3

Verdi, Giuseppe
Du Locle, Camille / Mery, Joseph, lyricist(s)

  Don Carlo
1.   Act IV: Introduction 00:02:34
2.   Act IV: Tu che la vanita (Elizabeth) 00:08:12
3.   Act IV: E dessa! … Un detto, un sol (Carlo, Elizabeth) 00:01:45
4.   Act IV: Vago sogno m'arrise (Carlo, Elizabeth) 00:03:26
5.   Act IV: Ma lassu ci vedremo (Carlo, Elizabeth) 00:04:00
6.   Act IV: Si, per sempre! (Philip, Inquisitor, Elizabeth, Carlo, Monk, Guards) 00:01:38
7.   Don Carlo, Act I Scene 1: Io l'ho perduta! … Dio, che nell'alma infondere 00:10:33
8.   Don Carlo, Act I Scene 2: Nei giardin del bello 00:03:38
9.   Don Carlo, Act III Scene 1: Ella giammai m'amo! … Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal 00:06:44
10.   Don Carlo, Act III Scene 1: O don fatale 00:04:15
11.   Felice ancor io son … Per me giunto e il di supremo 00:03:41
12.   O Carlo, ascolta 00:04:22
13.   Don Carlo, Act IV: Tu che la vanita 00:08:21

Total Playing Time: 03:32:05

Verdi, Giuseppe

Du Locle, Camille; Mery, Joseph

Braithwaite, Nicolas; Cellini, Renato; Cleva, Fausto; Collingwood, Lawrance; Sabajno, Carlo; Santini, Gabriele; Weissmann, Frieder

Berlin State Opera Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; RCA Victor Orchestra; Rome Opera House Orchestra; Studio orchestra

RCA Victor Chorus; Rome Opera House Chorus

Anderson, Marian; Battistini, Mattia; Bjorling, Jussi; Caroli, Paolo; Christoff, Boris; Clabassi, Plinio; Di Lelio, Loretta; Filippeschi, Mario; Gobbi, Tito; Markow, Emil; Merrill, Robert; Moscucci, Orietta; Neri, Giulio; Nicolai, Elena; Pinza, Ezio; Seinemeyer, Meta; Stella, Antonietta; Thebom, Blanche

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111132-34

Barcode: 0747313313228

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Physical Release: 12/2006

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